Dante, gatto vagante is selling like hot cats, I mean cakes.
Thanks to everyone who’s supported the club by buying a copy. I hope you’ll find the material engaging.
In the end, that’s more or less all that matters with langauge learning – managing to stay interested in the long term, over the months, years, even decades that it takes to really master a second language.
Yesterday I did absolutely NO Swedish at all.
I’ve been busy with my new job, writing poems, which is a giggle.
There’s a sample in today’s second P.S., for anyone in the mood for some not-so-subtle satire on the modern grocery trade.
But back to Dante, as the club has bills to pay.
Download the free sample chapter (.pdf) FIRST, so you know that it’s compatible with your device.
Use the free sample chapter (.pdf) to check that you can hear the online audio (there’s a link at the top of each chapter).
Be sure you’re comfortable reading/studying on a small screen, BEFORE you buy a copy (though the .pdf can be printed if you so choose.)
Right then! The full version of this ebook will sell at the usual ‘easy reader’ price of £7.99 from next week.
But for the next few days, it’s 25% off, therefore just £5.99!
P.S. no. 1
I’m stretched to find new ways to say this – have you listened to/read Tuesday’s FREE EasyItalianNews.com bulletin, yet?
If not, do find time.
It’ll do your Italian a power of good, though it might not feel like it at first.
Advice on how to use the material can be found here.
Subscribe for FREE here and receive three bulletins a week directly into your email inbox.
You can donate to this project here.
And the names of the generous (except those who preferred modesty) are here.
Why not join them?
P.S. no. 2
Remember the first time you went to the supermarket and were forced to wrestle with one of those horrible new-fangled self-service checkouts?
I was at my local Coop this morning.
We live in an area with lots of retired people. Very old retired people.
Imagine the chaos…
Self Service Checkout
I’m afraid you’ll have to wait
the Self-Service Checkout Assistant apologised
These two are out of order
and this one
has an elderly lady stuck in it
She has the front of the till open
and is guarding it
until the engineer can come
Let me see, I offer
I always unblock the photocopiers at school
Mind your hands, she warns me
holding hers up for me to see
Those cogs are all oily
I’d wait, if I were you
I start to pull on one of
the old woman’s unfashionable shoes
My wife leans over my shoulder to see
She’s like that
can’t resist trying to help
Careful a bit doesn’t break off
she tells me, unnecessarily
or we’ll never get out of here
I know, I Know, I say
concentrating on tugging
the mangled old biddy
from the mechanism
There, Out! I exclaim
pleased with my work
But Stefi is peering deeper
into the workings
No, she tells me
There’s another one
stuck further in
An old fellow with a stick
and one of those wheelie bags
Let me see, I insist
trying to nudge her
out of the way
but she’s stubborn
grabbing grandad’s coat
and starting to pull
There! See? she says
as the last scrap
of oily pensioner
drops out onto the floor
It’s not just men
that can do these things
Excuse me, miss,
she turns to the assistant
who’s been checking her phone
discreetly while we worked
Would you press reset
so we can pay
for our shopping?